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Best Tips for Selling on Poshmark

I’ve made over three thousand dollars selling clothes on Poshmark. Read on for my best practices.

Poshmark is an app where people sell new and pre-owned clothes. The app takes 20% of the revenue when you sell a product, but there’s still plenty of room to make easy money. Buying and selling products on Poshmark is sometimes referred to as “Poshing.”

I’ve been on Poshmark for the better part of the past four years. I was Poshing back when shipping was only $4.99 (the good ol’ days), and before there was a men’s clothing section. At this point, I’ve made over three thousand dollars selling my clothing and accessories.

Poshmark is an app where people sell new and pre-owned clothes. The app takes 20% of the revenue when you sell a product, but there’s still plenty of room to make easy money. Buying and selling products on Poshmark is sometimes referred to as “Poshing.”

Selling on an app sounds easy, but it can be quite challenging.

If you look at your old clothes and think you might be sitting on gold, read on for some tips on the best ways to take advantage of all Poshmark has to offer.

1. Be willing to let things go.

Poshing has been a powerful lesson for me on letting things go. Being willing to let go of material goods is a vital part of being a good Posher.

Sometimes, even though I’ve already listed something for sale on Poshmark, I’ll still have a little ache in my chest when it sells. I’ll think of all the days in the future that I may wish I still had that sweater, or all the parties where I could wear those velvet leggings. But the truth is, if I’ve listed something on Poshmark, that already means I haven’t worn it in at least the past six months, and will probably never wear it again.

I’ll ask myself, “would I rather have $30 (to spend on food, travel, new clothes, etc.) or wear this shirt one more time?” Almost always, I’d prefer the money. And, in all the hundreds of things I’ve sold, I’ve only had a scarce few moments of regretting that something was gone forever.

2. Be willing to sell things for a little less than you wanted.

This goes back to the previous statement as well: be willing to let go of something you don’t really want for a little less money than you’d hoped.

Sometimes, a buyer will make an offer for less than the amount I wanted to sell something for. Nothing is making me sell the item, but I’ve learned in my time on the app that sometimes, especially for pre-worn items, there aren’t many people actually interested in buying it. That’s why it can be a game-changer to have a policy of generally accepting offers, even if they’re not as high as you’d hoped they’d be.

My rule of thumb is that, generally, if someone makes an offer that is less than $10 lower than what I wanted for the item, I’ll accept the offer anyway. After all, losing $3 or $6 is basically like missing out on a coffee. And since the payoff is getting rid of something I won’t wear anyway, to me that’s worth it.

When I’m not particularly attached to an item, it’s easier to accept a small amount of money for it. Case in point: I recently got $5 for selling a pair of shoes that were gorgeous, but didn’t fit me and took up space in my closet. Even $5 was more valuable to me than shoes I couldn’t wear.

In the end, only you can decide how much money you’ll accept for an item. But as someone who also buys from the app a lot I can tell you, when people are sticklers about prices I consider to be too high, I move on.

3. When you buy new clothing, keep the tags on until you actually wear it.

Clothing with the tags still on sells faster and for more money. Even if you’ve never worn something and you list it as NWOT (New Without Tags), that piece of clothing would have sold for money if the tags were still on it.

People want something brand new, because as fun as thrift shopping can be, getting something that’s just your own is the best feeling. When I buy new clothes, I don’t take the tags off until the first time I wear them. That way, if I never get around to wearing something (which happens often if you’re an impulse buyer like me), I’ll be able to get most of my money back by selling it.

4. Be an active part of the community.

Poshmark is like any other social media. Being an active part of the community is vital if you want people to notice you. One of the best ways is to follow people. If you go to the Find People tab, you can even search new people based on the brands you’re selling and what size they are. So, if you’ve got a bunch of Lululemon or Nike products, you can specifically follow people who are your size and are looking for new Nikes.

5. On Poshmark and in life, always send a thank-you card.

The best sellers on Poshmark have excellent reviews for their great products, fast shipping, and good customer service. Even though you’re just selling from your bedroom, consider Poshing a job and take it seriously. Buyers are more likely to leave you a positive review if you include a thank you note.

Best of luck getting your Poshmark account set up, recycling your old clothes, and bringing in some easy money.

Happy Poshing!

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